Christmas quotes to warm the cockles of your heart

The “congealed wobbling blob of copyright,” just in time for Christmas.

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Christmas is here, and whether you’re basking in the warm, fuzzy feelings of friends, family and spiked egg nog or spending it alone in the dark because Santa stole your girl and you’re waiting for the round mound to slip down the chimney and come within range of your electric cattle prod, it’s time for reflection. Here are some Christmas quotes to warm your heart or give you reason to go back to the drawing board on your five-year plan.

Christmas quotes for the rest of us

“A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world” — Charles Dickens. Dickens loved to tell stories, and his experiences as a young boy taught him to appreciate moments of joy, no matter how fleeting they are. Sure, his entire family lived in debtors’ prison, and young Charles spent his boyhood working as a bootblack, but that doesn’t mean you should give up hope, does it?

Try a little naughtiness

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip” — Gary Allan. This is for those who don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. You know that if something is worth doing in the first place, you should do it today, rather than waiting. As far as Santa and Christmas, many of the people with the money in this world have done some of the meanest things imaginable en route to obtaining that money. Don’t be mean. But if you’re a consenting adult, being “naughty” can have very entertaining connotations. Keep it legal, keep it private. Be naughty today, because you can’t take it with you. Santa would approve. Remember, he’s a jolly old elf.

Be plenteous

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas” — Calvin Coolidge. What do you know, a former U.S. president who didn’t cave to special interest groups – at least not when it came to Dec. 25. Making people happy through simple gestures can feel good. Embrace family, friends and be loving. That’s something even “Silent Cal” couldn’t keep quiet.

Whether you’re merry, naughty or simply a lover of peace, here’s hoping you can enjoy the sentiment behind a very simple phrase: Merry Christmas!


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